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​Guided Fishing Trips And Fishing Charters in Murphy, NC on Lake Hiwassee

Located in Murphy, NC


Lake Hiwassee is surrounded by the Nantahala and Cherokee National Forests.  Big Ol' Fish Professional Guide services offers guided fishing tours a short drive from Asheville, Atlanta, and Chattanooga.

This 22-mile long TVA reservoir is one of our favorite lakes. With it's breath taking views of steep rocky banks and miles of serene forests, it also provides some of the most exciting fishing around. Lake Hiwassee is the only lake in Western North Carolina that is stocked with striped bass.


Since the introduction of the striped bass, Big Ol' Fish Guiding Service has been right here catching these awesome fish. We are the original Murphy North Carolina and Lake Hiwasee striper guide service. It currently holds the state record 67-pound striper. In addition to striped bass, Lake Hiwassee also boasts some of the best smallmouth bass and walleye fishing in Western North Carolina. As the only full-time striper guide service in Murphy, NC this is our home field. We know this lake better than anyone and can put you on some great striper fishing out here. All year long, this lake provides some excellent and exciting striper fishing. When we're not chasing huge Western North Carolina stripers, we are loading the boat with 6 lb. trophy smallmouth bass and huge walleye. This is a great lake for numbers; we typically boat 20-40 fish a trip on Lake Hiwassee.

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